This category introduces the installation/configuration of many useful open source tools to ease your job.

Howto Configure Elasticsearch, Logstash & Kibana on Ubuntu 15.04

This tutorial is all about an Open Source tool that will index and search in your logs to extract the valuable information for you to visualize. We will guide you with the setup of ELK installations to configure with simple [...]

Kashif Siddique 3:00 am

How to Configure Gogs on Ubuntu 15.04

Gogs(Go Git Service) a painless self-hosted Git Service written in Go. As its built with Go, so we automatically get its cross-platform compatibility that it supports, including Linux, Mac OS and Windows. Gogs has really low footprints so its easy on [...]

Kashif Siddique 3:00 am

How to Install OSSEC Server-Client on Ubuntu 14.04 - Part 1

In this article our focus is OSSEC  which is an Open Source Host-based Intrusion Detection System (HIDS). It can be installed on Linux,Windows and MacOS. In this article, we will install OSSEC and web interface on Ubuntu distribution.  In our [...]

shah 6:34 pm

Install Vector an Opensource Performance Monitoring Tool from Netflix


Today we will present Vector, an open source performance monitoring framework which exposes hand picked system and application metrics to your web browser. Having the right metrics available on-demand and at a high resolution is key to understand how a [...]

Adrian Dinu 8:54 am

How to Install opensc and Required Smart Card Reader Drivers

OpenSC is a set of open source tools and libraries for smart cards which provides management of smart card (creation of PKCS#15 file structure and accessing smart cards using PKCS#11 API) . Smart Card or HSM (hardware security module) used [...]

shah 6:00 am

Install Inkscape - Open Source Vector Graphic Editor

Inkscape Main

Inkscape is an open source vector graphic editing tool which uses Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) and that makes it different from its competitors like Xara X, Corel Draw and Adobe Illustrator etc. SVG is a widely-deployed royalty-free graphics format developed [...]

Aun Raza 6:00 am

Install NagiosQL - GUI interface to Configure Nagios Core

Nagios is an open source monitoring tool for the network devices. It uses snmp protocol for the monitoring of  network devices. Nagios Core supports configuration from CLI which is not easy for new users. NagiosQL is plugin which  provides GUI [...]

shah 8:00 pm

Sleuth Kit - Open Source Forensic Tool to Analyze Disk Images and Recover Files

SIFT is a Ubuntu based forensics distribution provided by SANS Inc. It consist of many forensics tools such as Sleuth kit / Autopsy etc . However, Sleuth kit/Autopsy tools can be installed on Ubuntu/Fedora distribution  instead of downloading complete distribution [...]

shah 3:00 pm

Locate Stolen laptops and Smart phones Using Prey Tool in Ubuntu

Prey Final

Prey is an open source, cross platform tool which helps recover your stolen laptops, desktops, tablet computers and smart phones. It has gained vast popularity and has claimed to help recover hundreds of missing laptops and smart phones. The working of this [...]

Aun Raza 6:00 am

Intro to Configure IPsec VPN (Gateway-to-Gateway ) using Strongswan

Strongswan supports Gateway-to-Gateway (site-to-site) and Road warrior  types of VPN. In first type, network traffic is encrypted/decrypted on the gateway (entrance/exit) of an organization. However in Road warrior case, traffic encrypted from the end client (machine) to remote end gateway. [...]

shah 3:00 pm

Best Known Linux Archive / Compress Tools

7zr uUpdating an archive

Sending and receiving large files and pictures over the internet is a headache many times. Compression and decompression tools are meant to address this problem. Lets take a quick overview of a few open source tools that are available to [...]

B N Poornima 3:00 pm

Install Strongswan - A Tool to Setup IPsec Based VPN in Linux

gmp installation

IPsec is a standard which provides the security at network layer. It consist of authentication header (AH) and encapsulating security payload (ESP) components. AH provides the packet Integrity and confidentiality is provided by ESP component . IPsec ensures the following [...]

shah 3:00 pm

tespeed - Python Tool To Test Your Internet Speed

Many computer nerds know how to test their internet speed by using the but the thing is that it does not give you full control of the operationg going on during the measurement of your speed. Linux users love [...]

Oltjano Terpollari 8:00 am

How to Setup Ircd Hybrid and Anope Services with SSL on Ubuntu

Hi all, today we'll gonna setup IRCD Hybrid and Anope Services with SSL enabled on Ubuntu. IRCD-Hybrid is a lightweight, high-performance Internet Relay Chat server which is a free and Open Source Software (FOSS). And Anope  is a set of IRC Services [...]

Arun Pyasi 9:30 am